I just learned that Aaron Zelman, founder, guiding spirit, and chief cook and bottle washer of Jews for the Preservation of Firmarms Ownership died, more than a week ago.
I woke up this morning to a reader’s letter, passed along by BHM’s webmaster, Oliver. I could hardly believe it. Then I found the above-linked mini-obituary that sadly says so little of the man. There should be so much more! I hope there will soon be tributes all over the ‘Net.
Aaron and I worked together for seven years. I admired him and even though he could be crazy-making at times, he had one of the most creative minds I’ve ever encountered and he was unfailingly a gentleman and a gentle-spoken man. He created a unique niche in the gun-rights movement and I hope JPFO can continue without him.
Aaron was born with Marfan Syndrome, which can cause a host of related problems, some potentially fatal. I don’t know what he died from, but between that and his Type-A, hard-driving nature, it’s not surprising, though it’s shocking and tragic, that he died so young. Rather, I tell myself it shouldn’t be surprising. Yet Aaron was such a powerful personality, it’s hard to think of him being extinguished.
Published December 29, 2010, at Backwood Home
NOTE: It was my pleasure to have worked with Aaron in the late 1990′s while a continuing activist for 2nd Amendment rights. I was privileged to have had him not only as a guest on my radio program, but served for a short time as producer of his program as well. Aaron’s dedication to Truth will be missed. (JB)
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